Latest Origin Recognition Complex Stories
Building on earlier work exploring the complex choreography by which intricate cellular proteins interact with and copy DNA prior to cell division, scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory and collaborators have captured a key step-molecular images showing how the enzyme that unwinds the DNA double helix gets drawn to and wrapped around its target.
Before any cell - healthy or cancerous - can divide, it has to replicate its DNA.
Accurate duplication of genetic material and the faithful segregation of chromosomes are critical for cell survival.
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